Although I clean my stove during the heating season I really like the idea of having it professionally cleaned once a year including the vent. Called an end to the season and had it cleaned yesterday even though it is supposed to get cold again starting tomorrow. Couldn't pass up the cleaning special. Regularly $275 but $199 for one week only. Gets all nice and clean and the techs even spray the inside with flat black paint if you tell them you won't be using it any more. Now it looks as good as new. Hope I made the right decision.